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Baltimore Magazine's 2009 list of award-winning watering holes

For a couple weeks now, I've been meaning to post a list of the bars and clubs that won awards in Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore 2009 issue. Sorry it's taken so long. Let me know if I missed any.

Here goes the link fest:

For libations: Pazo won Best Scene, The Wine Market won Best Wine List, V-NO won Wino Heaven, Annabel Lee Tavern won Best Bar For Grown-Ups, Max's Taphouse (obviously) won Best Beer Selection (I mean, what other Baltimore bar can compete?).

The Metro Gallery took home Best New Bar, the Cat's Eye Pub won Best Live Music Bar, City Cafe won Best Happy Hour (hmm ...) and City Limits won Best Sports Bar ...

Also: Taylors Stoneleigh Bowling Alley won Best Bowling Alley (after reading about it, I've got to get to this place), Victoria Gastro Pub won Best 'Burbs Bar, the Kitty Kat Bar won Best Dive Bar (read this), Don't Know Tavern won Best Game Night, Zodiac's DJ John Eaton won Best Dance Party, Club Charles (rightfully) won Best Jukebox, Classic Animal Hipster Karaoke won Best Karaoke.

And I think it's worth noting: The Jewel of Russia, which, at $18.50, might just be the most expensive martini in Baltimore, won a Splurge! award. Served at the Prime Rib (pictured), the martini was described by B-Mag as "the most seamless tasting vodka you'll ever sip." At almost $20, I'd certainly hope so.

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